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With 78% units exported to more than 20 countries around the planet, the first digital handpan, designed and produced entirely in Barcelona, continues to be positioned as the most successful Kickstarter in its new Spanish headquarters.

With 250% funded, Ovalsound presents the latest developments of its campaign, the testimonies of artists such as Lamari de Chambao or Carles Benavent,  reviews its steps to Sónar+ D and confirms new countries for distribution.

                                   ! The countdown starts, book your OVAl!            

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It is awesome the worldwide welcome that Oval is having. In 10 days of the end of its campaign in Kickstarter, OVAL continues to ravage in it’s newly released Spanish headquarters, with the 65% of backers registered for the first time on the platform only to reserve an Oval. Already more than 500 units have been reserved for 20 countries surpassing the 250,000€ rose.

 

 

BACKGROUND OF THE CAMPAIGN:

¿ WHAT IS THE OVAL AND HOW SURGE CAMPAIGN?

  • OVAL is the first digital handpan.
  • Oval along with Oval APP for Smartphone is an electronic musical instrument and moreover, a midi controller connectable to Smartphone, tablet or computer allowing complete freedom to create and change sounds.
  • Oval is also a tool focused on learning and musical interpretation.
  • Inspired by the family of acoustic instruments HandPans, Oval allows total freedom to create sounds, and it is a focused tool for learning and musical interpretation.
  • Oval is an instrument created by the Barcelona company, Ovalsound, founded in 2014 by musician, pianist and percussionist, and recognized hang interpreter Ravid Goldschmidt and Alex Posada, digital creator, researcher in the field of new media and interactive media and musical producer and creator.
  • With the help of Kickstarter, the largest funding platform dedicated to the realization of creative projects worldwide, coinciding with its launch in Spain, Ovalsound premiered as the first Spanish project searching for funding online last June 2  Beginning the campaign on Kickstarter.

CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS:

FIRST PHASE OF THE CAMPAIGN

  • Ovalsound managed in just two and a half days 100,000 Euros of its primary objective
  • In its first 10 days of the campaign, there were already more than 400 units of Oval reserved worldwide
  • After completing in two days the initial funding target, to reach 150,000 € Ovalsound achieved the first stretch of the campaign, the Oval App for Android, achieving with this new milestone be compatible for both iOS and Android.
  • The ranking by number of participants in the first two weeks of campaign had their place of origin in the following countries: Spain, USA, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Austria, Denmark, Israel, Japan, Sweden, Australia, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland, Finland and Singapore.

SINCE THEN _ UPGRADE CAMPAIGN

Now with a 250% funded, Ovalsound may include to all buyers its compatibility with Android, the ability to choose it in black, an exclusive Oval Shell (backpack design) made of plywood, personalized with the name of each buyer to transport the instrument and a Skimask (Manual and quick guide for learning and good use of the Oval).

COMPATIBLE for iOS AND ANDROID

To reach 150% met a new goal streak of the campaign. Now Oval APP was compatible with both iOS and Android.

The new Oval App offers multiple functionalities to touch, learn and share their music a simple, fun and intuitive way:

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  • Upload your own sounds and play them in different scales
  • Add effects
  • Use it for live looping, recording sounds on the fly and layering them.
  • The App is like a mini 4 track sequencer
  • Adjust the PAD’s sensitivity
  • Download other user’s songs
  • Do the weekly challenges to access more sounds and features
  • Upload your own songs

 

OVAL SHELL

Upon reaching 200%Ovalsound confirmed Oval Shell (backpack) for all backers of the campaign, also surprising with the news that for the maximum customization of each instrument, each backpack will bear the name of each registered sponsor inside.

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Features:

Durable / versatile / Cool Made of Natural plywood.
Plush-lined interior.
Double locking system.
Space for cable,  and other small things,  storage (120 mm x 120 mm x30 mm).
Water repellent outer.
It can be used as a suitcase, handbag or backpack.
Padded belts for comfort when it used as a backpack
SKIMASK + OVAL GUIDE

With 250%, Ovalsound confirmed for all sponsors the gift of a manual and the Oval SKIMASK a minimum protection that can be used for light transport.

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OVAL BLACK

To reach 250%, Ovalsound also surprised all the sponsors with the news that the black colour it was an option for those who acquire the instrument during the campaign.

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THE OVAL INVADES THE WORLD:

Since OVAL inhabits in Kickstarter, Ovalsound has worked tirelessly for logistically achieve the best possible distribution of the largest number of countries. It is added at this time of the campaign: Chile, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Serbia, South Africa, Thailand, and Uruguay.

As it noted in 78% of the acquired units, Oval will have their future homes outside Spain. Right now Top 20 ranking of countries by number of OVAL reserved High to Low is as follows:  USA , Spain, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland, Taiwan, Israel, Japan, Denmark, South Korea, Austria, Hungary, Greece and Portugal.

 

TESTIMONIALS:

As the campaign continues and Ovals are finding new homes, the forming family Ovalsound continues to pass the word to some of the collaborators and artists, with which the testimonies say what they feel after spending time alone with the Oval.

You can see more videos and demonstrations in the channel YouTube of Ovalsound: see channel

 

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Lamari, the Spanish singer of the band Chambao, is one of the testimonies that Ovalsound presents. She says that wants to open her work to experimentation, and points after touching that certainly Oval is a great tool for this experiment and learning.  See the video

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Diana Yukawa is a woman of many talents, is a violinist and composer. Born in Japan and settled in Britain, is an open-minded artist, that after her experience with the Oval has managed to see all the possibilities of this instrument that seems far from what she does, but as she says, at the same time is very close. See video

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Carles Benavent it’s a legend. Flamenco musician and jazz bassist born in Barcelona. He has collaborated with Miles Davis, Chick Corea and great revolutionaries of flamenco such as Paco de Lucía and Camarón de la Isla. Carles after spending time playing Oval expressed: “even I want one, I am a bassist I do not need to do so, but I want one “. See video.

 

OVAL PASS IN SÓNAR+D:

The team Ovalsound was physically present in Sónar+ D, in space “Made with Kickstarter”  that Kickstarter had in the MarketLab of International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art SÓNAR.

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For 3 days many technological curious, journalists worldwide and even sponsors that had already acquired the OVAL they came to test the instrument in person, including the newly appointed mayor of the city of Barcelona Ada Colau (in the picture) , who showed a huge interest in this project gestated and produced in the city and he even dared to touch. This video resumes the pass of Oval through Sónar +D

 

YOUR SUPPORT CAMPAIGN WITH JUST A CLICK

The large family of Ovalsound asks one last effort to support them with maximum exposure and easily. So for the past three days Kickstarter, Ovalsound has prepared a campaign in Thunderclap where everyone can collaborate easily, with a click here: http://thndr.it/1g1UYPK It’s easy, and it can really help a lot to spread the word

 

Remember, this is the link to the campaign:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2101519704/oval-the-first-digital-handpan

WEB: http://ovalsound.com

You can follow all updates through the FanPage:

https://www.facebook.com/ovalsound

Images & press releases:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cbintemfqvw22cd/AACJNeZYzbHa16_NwXmfXJJFa?dl=0

Contact Press Pat Quinteiro:

Mail: prensa@patcomunicaciones.com